Partners

SAGE partners make our work possible. Thank you!

SAGE partners with organizations, coalitions, and networks to accomplish more together. Contact us about partnerships.


Networks and Affiliations

Through networks, we stay connected, support our partners, and scale our collective impact. We participate in several informal networks. We are also a member of the following coalitions and networks:

Nonprofits Offering Direct Service and Advocacy Roles

SAGE expands support for organizations that strengthen education, restore the environment, promote economic security, and boost civic education and leadership opportunities for younger and future generations. We are pleased to promote direct service and advocacy roles with the following organizations. Hover over or click on an organization's logo for details about how to get involved. Talk to a SAGE Connector for more information.

We also encourage you to explore volunteer opportunities through online listings nationwide on Volunteer Match, on Hands On Greater Portland, and on Volunteer Central Oregon.

SAGE Partners

Braver Angels
Braver Angels
Braver Angels is working to depolarize America by bringing liberals and conservatives together to better understand each other. They do that by teaching communication skills, hosting workshops, book and movie discussions, debates and much more. They have also launched an initiative called Braver Politics, which aims to help our elected officials communicate across party lines more effectively. Email [email protected]. Learn More
CASH Oregon
CASH Oregon
MFS CASH Oregon empowers low-income families to build strong financial futures by providing high-quality tax preparation and culturally responsive outreach surrounding access to tax credits. You can help by volunteering at a local tax site - all training is provided. No experience necessary. Learn more and email [email protected]. Learn More
Citizens4Community
Citizens4Community
Citizens4Community (C4C) is a non-partisan organization in Sisters, Oregon that works with community members to promote healthy civic discourse and to help build collaborative skills and local networks. We host and support programs and projects that enhance teamwork and foster a more prosperous, empowered Sisters Country—one increasingly ready to address opportunities and challenges as they arise. Email: [email protected]. Learn More
Classroom Law Project
Classroom Law Project
The Classroom Law Project brings vital and engaging civics and law-related education programs into Oregon schools, teaching students at all grade levels the values and skills essential to participating in and strengthening democracy. There are many opportunities for members of the legal, judicial, and business community to volunteer to prepare youth to become active, engaged and informed participants in their communities. Email: [email protected] or call (503) 224-4424. For opportunities in Central Oregon, email Amy Sabbadini, [email protected]. Learn More
Community Conversations Bend
Community Conversations Bend
Community Conversations Bend offers events in Central Oregon for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. There's an open feeling of trust and a bubbling up of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing our communities across the country. Contact: https://www.communityconversationsbend.org/upcoming-suppers.html.
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Crossing Party Lines
Crossing Party Lines
Crossing Party Lines fosters open conversations between Americans with dissimilar ideologies to increase tolerance, build community, and encourage civic engagement. They teach the underlying skills required to sustain civil, respectful dialogue across the political spectrum and offer regular opportunities to practice through weekly, moderated conversations about the issues of the day. Contact: https://crossingpartylines.com/get-in-touch/
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Ecochallenge
Ecochallenge
Eco Challenge is a platform to educate, entertain, and engage the community on ways to drive sustainable habits. Building a more sustainable world and healthier planet can’t be done alone. Ecochallenge provides the support and resources to transform behaviors at work, school, and beyond. Call 503-227-2807 or email [email protected] Learn More
Eco-School Network
Eco-School Network

Eco-School Network is an organization of parents promoting sustainable practices and raising ecological awareness in elementary schools in Oregon. Help make local schools greener and healthier! You can take our free training to co-lead a project with students, or volunteer in other ways. We usually need help with social media, events, website maintenance, data entry, photography, and marketing.  Call 503-960-5252 or email [email protected].

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Financial Beginnings
Financial Beginnings
Financial Beginnings Oregon empowers youth and adults to take control of their financial futures by providing free personal finance classes to Oregonians of all ages. We are volunteer powered - our dedicated volunteers bring our programs to life in the classroom. Call 800-406-1876 or email [email protected] Learn More
Healthy Democracy
Healthy Democracy
Healthy Democracy is a US-based nonpartisan nonprofit that designs and coordinates innovative deliberative democracy programs. We believe in elevating the voices of everyday people in public decision making through democratic lotteries.  Email: [email protected]
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KairosPDX
KairosPDX
KairosPDX is an non-profit organization fighting to change the narrative for historically-underserved children in North Portland through innovative education, family partnership and advocacy with the hope of eliminating the prolific racial achievement and opportunity gaps. Join us as an Ambassador by volunteering in the garden, serving on a committee or for a one time service opportunity. Call 503-567-9820 or email [email protected]  Learn More
Kids Center
Kids Center
KIDS Center is dedicated to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of child abuse. Volunteers help the organization provide critical services to an ever-growing number of children and families affected by child abuse in Central Oregon. There are many different volunteer opportunities, from helping out at the front desk to supporting an event. Call 541-383-5958 or email [email protected]Learn More
Latino Community Association (Central Oregon)
Latino Community Association (Central Oregon)
Latino Community Association (LCA) is an essential connecting point for our immigrant community in Central Oregon. We help families find employment, file their taxes, work through legal issues, improve their English, achieve citizenship, and connect to new opportunities and resources. We give our clients the time to be heard and understood.  Volunteers support across all of our services and programs, bringing people together across cultures to build a more cohesive community. Call (541) 382-4366 or email [email protected].
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MicroMentor
MicroMentor
MicroMentor – a program of Mercy Corps – is the world’s largest online business mentoring program where mentors can sign up to support people locally, and across the world, with entrepreneurial advice. Once you’ve found a match through the service, you can start a mentoring relationship. Learn more: https://www.micromentor.org/help-center/Learn More
Metropolitan Family Service Experience Corps
Metropolitan Family Service Experience Corps
Metropolitan Family Service AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational tutoring program that matches volunteers age 50+ with young students in Portland area public schools who need help to become great readers and to develop skills and self-confidence. Tutors receive comprehensive training to become actively engaged in their schools, working one-on-one with K-3rd grade students. Call 503-290-9427 or email [email protected].
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Minds Matter - Portland Chapter
Minds Matter - Portland Chapter
Minds Matter Portland is an academic mentoring and tutoring program. We connect driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world. You can mentor an underprivileged high school student to gain acceptance to a four-year university and navigate the financial aid process. Email [email protected]. Learn More
NeighborImpact
NeighborImpact
NeighborImpact represents and serves economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Their mission is to support people and strengthen communities. There are many ways to get involved. Call 541-548-2380 or email [email protected]. Learn More
Oregon Humanities
Oregon Humanities
Oregon Humanities connects people and communities through conversation, storytelling, and participatory programs to inspire understanding and collaborative change. We are aiming for an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities. Email [email protected] humanities.org
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Oregon's Kitchen Table
Oregon's Kitchen Table
Oregon's Kitchen Table creates ways for all Oregonians to share their ideas, opinions, beliefs and resources in improving Oregon and our communities. OKT combines online and in-person engagement practices to create a wide variety of options. We are committed to engaging community members from all walks of life – particularly communities that typically have not been represented or engaged in public processes - to achieve deep engagement. Using culturally specific and targeted outreach, Oregon's Kitchen Table has a particular focus on hearing from Oregonians who have been left out of traditional engagement processes. We work with organizers, translators, and interpreters so materials and online and in-person engagement activities are available for Oregonians who speak a wide variety of languages and learn in a variety of ways. We recognize that people bring all different levels of knowledge and familiarity regarding issues and policies. We use approaches to ensure those who may not have as in-depth knowledge can still respond and share what they believe and have experienced. Email [email protected].
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REACH
REACH
REACH accompanies individuals in vulnerable situations toward greater housing stability and independence in Central Oregon. REACH provides a safe and trusted way to assist people with access to critical resources and referrals to local agencies. Call 425-765-1782 or email [email protected]. Learn More
 SMART - Start Making A Reader Today
 SMART - Start Making A Reader Today
SMART Reading volunteers read with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-guided environment. Call 971-634-1634 or email [email protected] Learn More
Think Wild
Think Wild
Think Wild is a wildlife hospital and conservation center for Central Oregon that specializes in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, education and outreach, and conservation services. You can get involved in a variety of roles at the wildlife hospital, habitat restoration and native planting, construction and maintenance, education and outreach, at-home projects, and much more. Call 541-933-5437 or email [email protected]. Learn More
Willamette Riverkeepers
Willamette Riverkeepers
Willamette Riverkeeper works to protect and restore the Willamette River. They believe that a river with excellent water quality, abundant natural habitat, and that is safe for fishing and recreation is a basic public right. To learn more about the river or to volunteer with one of their many programs visit their website, call 503-223-6418 or email [email protected].

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350 Deschutes
350 Deschutes
350 Deschutes engages in climate advocacy, climate education, and developing climate policy that serves all people, including a just transition for affected workers to transition to a clean low-carbon economy. Based in Central Oregon, their work affects the whole state and beyond. Call (206) 498-5887 or email [email protected]. Learn More